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Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week

Next week is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. The National Weather Service in Wisconsin and Wisconsin Emergency Management are asking that everyone take time to go over their safety plans so that they will be ready when severe weather strikes. The time to prepare is before the storms hit.

On Thursday, April 12, two tornado drills will be conducted. At 1 pm, a test Tornado Watch will be issued for all of Wisconsin and will be broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio. At 1:45 pm, the NWS Green Bay office will issue a test Tornado Warning. The test warning will be broadcast as a test on NOAA Weather Radio using the real Tornado Warning code. The afternoon drill will conclude at 2 pm.

An evening drill (Warning only) will occur at 6:45 p.m.

If significant severe weather were to threaten Wisconsin on Thursday, the drill would be postponed to Friday.

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Make sure you are Weather-Ready! During the awareness week, everyone should practice their weather safety plans--at home, work, and school. The time to prepare is before the storms hit.

For more information about next week's drills and activities, click here.

Click here for the Storm Spotter training schedule.